Bollywood Veggies & Poison Ivy Bistro: Going Back To Nature!
Hello my chewy friends! What do you do when have an entire day to spare? I’m sure many people, especially couples, find that weekends and public holidays are very precious because it’s a perfect time to spend quality time with your loved ones. I have to admit that sometimes, after a week of work, misterchewy and I are totally conked out and we spend a major part of our weekend lazing in bed. LOL. During the Hari Raya Puasa long weekend, we decided to take this opportunity to visit Bollywood Veggies which is nestled in the lush Kranji Countryside, in the northwest part of Singapore! :)
The ride to Bollywood Veggies took almost half an hour but it was an enjoyable one nevertheless. The scenic yet unfamiliar route made us wonder if we were still in Singapore! :P
Getting to Kranji Countryside is a teeny bit troublesome, but not to worry, here’s the Kranji Express Bus schedule if you decide to head there by public transport. We boarded the shuttle bus from Kranji MRT station at 12.45pm and it cost us $3 each for a two-way journey. You may alight and check out other places like Sungei Buloh, Gardenasia and Jurong Frog Farm along the way. Just flash your ticket! ;)
Bollywood Veggies grows a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and flowers, as well as uncommon medicinal trees and herbs. It is also the largest producer of organic bananas and papayas in Singapore! That’s something to be proud of.
You know, brunch is not all about eggs and pancakes. Since we had travelled all the way here, it was absolutely necessary for us to settle our brunch at Poison Ivy Bistro. The Poison Ivy Bistro is aptly named after farmpreneur Ivy Singh-Lim, a fiesty 63 year old who is not afraid to say what’s on her mind. Expect only healthy meals with the freshest farm produce at Poison Ivy Bistro. There is no MSG and very little salt is used. If you prefer more salt, just ask for the ‘poison’. Oh, do note that payment is to be made by cash only.
I had the Lemongrass Tea ($2) which was kinda refreshing to drink to beat the sweltering heat.
Another recommended alternative would be the Aloe Vera ($3),
We shared three servings of Brown Rice between ourselves. On average, the starters and mains are priced at $4 and $6 respectively.
I suggested ordering the Bolly Banana Curry because banana and curry sounded like a pretty interesting combination! This dish wasn’t very spicy and the texture of the banana was akin to that of boiled potatoes. Do you know that Bollywood Veggies’ key offering is bananas? Their bananas are legendary and there are over 20 different types! You must try their bananas when you go there!
Of the two curry mains, I very much prefer the Warrior’s Chicken Curry which does not contain coconut milk. The curry is thick and well-flavored with a variety of spices, while the chicken is cooked till tender. In general, I found that this was suitably spicy and would appeal to most people.
As the saying goes, ‘never judge a book by its cover’. The same can be said for the Otah Omelette. This might look like an ordinary piece of omelette with a slab of otah but there’s more than meets the eye. Generous chunks of fish meat could be found in the otah and the egg omelette was extremely lemak!
After a satisfying meal, we had to walk off the calories and we did so by exploring the grounds of Bollywood Veggies. Hope you guys enjoy looking at the rest of the photos, as much as we did taking them! :)
Bollywood Veggies is such an unusual venue for dating couples and families with children! Want a break from the usual eating and movies routine? Make a date with your loved ones at Bollywood Veggies! Wishing everyone a productive week ahead and don’t forget to join us on Facebook for on-the-go updates! :)
100 Neo Tiew Road,
Singapore 719026 (Kranji)
Tel: 6898 5001
Wed to Sun & Public Holidays
9am – 6.30pm
(Closed on Mon & Tue except on PH)